Legursky, not Watt, expected to start at center for Chargers

By Ernie Padaon

Aug 3, 2014; Canton, OH, USA; General view of the line of scrimmage as Buffalo Bills center Doug Legursky snaps the ball against the New York Giants in the 2014 Hall of Fame game at Fawcett Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

With Rich Ohrnberger likely out this weekend against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the San Diego Chargers are going to go with the veteran Doug Legursky over the rookie Chris Watt to take the starting role per Michael Gehlken. It makes sense that the team would go with the experience at the position. It is a tough position to play and Watt has been playing it less than a year. His whole career in Notre Dame was spent at left guard and not at center.

Watt was brought onto this roster to be an option at the position in the future, but didn’t think that he would be needed this early in his career at the position. Watt will serve the backup role at center and at guard on the day.

I still want to see Watt on the field and hope that he will be given the chance over Johnnie Troutman soon. The team has done a good job of protecting Philip Rivers, but there is some weakness in the middle of that offensive line.